Stories by Lois Beckett

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Posted on: Jul 30, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Circa has attracted attention for a series of scoops on the Russian investigation.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump is set to sign into law a reversal of an Obama policy to bar certain mentally ill people from owning guns. Researchers and civil rights activists agree.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: ProPublica

A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from reporting on the ground.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: ProPublica

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: ProPublica

Georgia congressman calls funding study of gun violence 'propaganda.'

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Across the country, companies are using cookies to tailor the political ads you see online.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Seeing the same political ads on every Web site you visit? Maybe the ad-makers know more about you than you'd ever guess.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Campaigns use voters records to assemble lists of people they're trying to reach. Microsoft and Yahoo help campaigns find these people online and then send them tailored ads.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Breaking down what we know about Foxconn, the massive factory in China where workers manufacture popular products like iPhones and iPads.